The school that is now known as Hobe Sound Bible College came into existence through a divinely-given concern for a Christian educational institution committed to the principles and standards of conservative Bible holiness.
Dr. Stephen D. Herron, the school’s founder and president for twenty-five years, had the vision for a conservative holiness school that would offer a quality education. In 1960 he approached Rev. H. Robb French and Florida Evangelistic Association, now FEA Ministries, about year round utilization of the camp meeting facilities for a bible college. FEA generously offered the grounds and facilities of Sea Breeze Camp for such a school.
At the camp meeting of 1960, an offering was taken to aid in launching the school. In September of that year, Hobe Sound Bible Institute welcomed its first student body, representing twelve states and Canada. The registration for the first year totaled 24. From this unpretentious beginning, the blessing and leadership of God has brought the school to its present place of service in the holiness movement.